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The record is made up of 2 folios. It was created in 1 Aug 1855. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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The letter and its enclosure relates to the deposition of Shaikh Saeed bin Tahnoon [Sa’id bin Tahnun] of Abu Dhabi. The enclosure is a letter (folio 112) addressed to Kemball from the British Agent at Muscat, Khoja [or Khojeh] Hiskale, dated 14 July 1855. Hiskale’s letter reports on the circumstances leading to the Shaikh’s deposition, principally a loss of support from the Beniyas [Bani Yas] tribes, following a death sentence placed by the Shaikh on an elder under protection of the tribe, who was involved in a blood feud.

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English in Latin script
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British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers
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IOR/R/15/1/149, ff 111-112

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1 Aug 1855 (CE, Gregorian)

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Letter no.259 of 1855 from Captain Arnold Kemball, Resident in the Persian Gulf, to Henry Anderson, Secretary to the Government of Bombay, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/149, ff 111-112, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100024052050.0x000028> [accessed 29 February 2020]

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